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College 1Flev*>6. 

Vol. 6. No. 18. 


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:i dtod 
Indeed you will find a confusing mmt- 

ber of attractive society houses dotting 

our hills at Wellesley. 

The Whitin Observatory is a builbting 
much needed in our day. We shall surely 
want to visit it next June and compare it 
with other first class observatories." s «oll 
our time, nearly all entertainments,"' '&- 
cred or secular, were given in the^Td 
chapel. Now an addition has been built 
to Music Hall adequate for many ofLtiase 
pleasant smaller gatherings of cqftg^ 
life. We all know that no longer sleek 
looking cows stroll out "every moifning 
from the old barn. Instead hosts 
of merry " Barnswallows" make ! |liat 
place their headquarters for much of^he 
college frolic. 

Dormitories and cottages have increased 
greatly since our day in which Norumirega 
and Freeman were built. Soon may -'the 
glad time arrive when all, even of-ntfaet 
Freshmen, may live in college buildings; 
Is it not a bit hard to give a young/ girl 
college liberties, remove home restraints 
and then put her in the village away &s>m 
the example and advice of her morqqeRi 
perienced seniors? -risqo 

You remember the visit of the Queers »f 
the Hawaiian Islands, do you notions 
beautiful spring day ? Arrayed in her noyal 
robes with its yellow feathers, the qiieeri 
made with the Boston aldermen and other 
officials quite a company. We all rose 
as she entered the chapel a-nd- sang-", Aus- 
tria " and then Miss Freeman made .a 
gracious address of welcome, calling us 
"uncrowned queens of the America^ 
homes." !r "'V 

How we used to have to hurry off o«r 
tardily going guests, and how some ! of 
them would come up to chapel the next 
morning and tell us of missing the train 
and of comforts in a neighboring hotsl't 
so over crowded already with guests, Shat 
last comers slept on and under the dining 
room tables! '" '■'<• 

You may be surprised that whatn^e 
considered the crying need of the college) 
is, so to speak, still crying! You will4e©k 
in vain for the well equipped gymnasium. 
But there is an ample athletic field ; basfSsti 
ball, and field hockey teams are activelaWl 
skating carnivals are encouraged. rs; 

Ah — well — those were happy days,:,b 
of all were the long quiet walks under 1 
oaks or the rides on the lake at sunset. 

Shall we ever forget our last Subtly 
evening at college or our last class-meeting 
before we really held the long-coveted 
diplomas in our hands? Tears camg, Q ^o, 
eyes most merry and voices always joyous 
grew serious. 

But surely we will come back and re- 
new our girlhood next June; we shalMfm?? 
the dear old motto there, and I amISfi-e, 
the same ideal of a well-rounded woman- 
liness still the college ideal for its studSits. 
Indeed, many of us feel that we must go 
back for a look at the dear old place, for 
have we not Dorothies and Helens, — God 
bless them — , who are planning to go to 
mother's college and must we not] see 
that all is well with Our Alma Mate^ be- 
fore we let our girls enter into its '*ab- 
sorbing life? 

Yours in the old love for Wellesley,, ;,- 
Harriet Farnsworth Gulick, '87. 


Did you all feel as I did, I wonder, on 
New Year's morning of this year — "This 
is our year — this year with a 7?" You 
are all surely planning to return to our 
dear old haunts next June, are you not? 
to renew old friendships, to see our Alma 
Mater once more, and to play that we 
are girls again. 

Who'll dare say, for those few days at 
least, that we won't be girls again, in 
spite of our years, a few gray hairs, a 
suspicion of corpulence in the figure and 
our deepening wrinkles? Ah well, things 
have changed in twenty years, but we 
must go back to find for ourselves if the 
best does not still survive and the good 
grow better. 

Wellesley never can be to us the old 
Wellesley we loved without the beautiful 
eyes and gracious smile of Miss Freeman 
to welcome us to its halls! How much 
the girls miss who have never known and 
loved her, nor have enjoyed the friend- 
ship of Miss Helen Shafer! 

Fraulein Wenckebach, too, was a vital 
part of the old Wellesley we loved, and 
who c.iu till .her place? M^ny ethers we 
shall miss but there are some dear faces 
of our former teachers who will welcome 
us back. I suspect Harriet Martineau 
will be in her usual seat with her back to 
the dining hall and all material things- 

Niobe, too, will be in her former corner 
and pose, and we shall recall the remark 
annually attributed to a Freshman, 
"Aren't the girls careless here with the 
statuary? There is a beautiful one down 
stairs with both arms broken off." 

Ah! those first homesick days with the 
flowers from the upper classmen and our 
first reception given us in College by the 
Sophomores! Do you remember how we 
compared notes after that gathering and 
found that at least three of us had asked 
the attractive little Professor Andrews 
if she, too, was a Freshman? But that 
had become to her an annual joke and 
she took it graciously. Of course we 
remember being presented to President 
Freeman and our surprise to find that 
she knew all about us before even a word 
of introduction. One of those first even- 
ings at college, we were serenaded by 
hilarious groups of Sophomores who 
droned out "Home Sweet Home" on 
combs covered with tissue paper. We 
really could no longer be homesick after 
such a jolly crowd had given us a call. 

At College Hall the day began at six 
o'clock, with twenty strokes on a Japanese 
gong, but now, I hear, electric bells have 
taken the place of that quaint old heathen 

relic. It does not make early rising a 
whit easier, I fear, for the sleepy Fresh- 
man. "Silent Time," our twenty minutes 
"alone and quiet" at the beginning and 
end of the day is no longer observed. But 
was it not really good for us to have those 
few minutes to ourselves every day? 
What has become of ' ' Domestic Work 
as we knew it? Gone down the "dust 
shaft of Time," I believe. And yet how 
pleased elderly gentlemen guests used to 
appear when they learned that the Welles- 
ley girl could not only write Greek with 
the accent, but really knew how to do 
domestic work! But how horrified our 
mothers would have been, could they have 
seen the dash and expedition with which 
dishes were washed! Home china could 
not long have stood our cleaning methods 
under lightning speed. It was work, but 
it took our minds from study and, inci- 
dentally, some of us had a bit of fun in 
Domestic Hall. I recall that naughty 
Senior who, after paying her five dollars 
"breakage and wearage fee" said since 
she had never broken more than a quar- 
ter's worth she would have some satis- 
faction for her twenty dollars. No one 
stopped her fun till she had a goodly pile 
of broken cups and other treasures of 
Domestic Hall at her f- I 

How welcome home letters were those 
early days at college! I believe they are no 
longer poured out of big mail bags on the 
office floor and distributed by a number of 
"mail girls" after each piece has been 
marked with room and house. How we 
used to listen for the light step of the mail 
bringer as she came along down the corri- 
dor slipping letters under doors and tap- 
ping lightly with a pencil at each door! 
No such primitive method prevails now. 
You will find a real Post-office in College 
Hall not far from where Polyhymnia 
used to lean thoughtfully on her lyric 

Of course, most of us have seen the 
beautiful chapel that blesses the college 
life. It recalls to me those mass meetings 
and eager debates when the Chapel Fund 
Association was formed with Saphronisba 
Breckenridge for President. How readily 
we pledged our little and how very small 
the total sum we could raise seemed! 
But the organ in the new chapel stands as 
a monument to the enthusiasm and loyalty 
of the girls of that day. I shall never for- 
get how bravely and wisely Miss Freeman 
cheered us on in our big enterprise, even 
though it had such a small beginning. 

The revival of the Greek letter societies 
came just after our day. But how pleased 
we were, if by the latter part of our Sopho- 
more year, we received a bid to one of the 
two existing societies; the Shakespeare 
or the Microscopical Societies. When one 
day Miss Hodgkins, our inspiring Shakes- 
peare professor, casually intimated to us 
Shakespeare girls that some day, we might 
possibly have a cottage of our own, I for 
one, thought that old age would surely 
overtake me ere such a dream could be 
be realized. But, there it is, the beautiful 
Ann Hathaway cottage, a joy to all 
Shakespeare girls! 


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(Written by Marion Pelton Guild for the 
Springfield Republican in November, 

In June, 1900, Wellesley College com- 
pleted the first quarter-century of its ac- 
tive life. Among our chief institutions of 
learning its place is secure, and the great 
work which it has done in these twenty- 
six years may be known and read of all 
men. But who planned it? How did it 
be CT in? What are its distinctive aims? 
Suppose we go back, for a moment, to its 
opening day. To the omnibus-loads of 
excited girls who came pouring in through 
its hospitable doors, rumor had already 
brought the name of Henry F. Durant, a 
brilliant Boston lawyer, the friend and 
reputed successor of Rufus Choate, who 
had strangely withdrawn from his profes- 
sion in mid-career, to take up a life of 
religious work. We knew that he had 
built these stately halls, where we were to 
drink deep, as we hoped, of the Pierian 
spring; but the why and wherefore we were 
yet to learn. 

In the busy weeks of organization that 
followed, when he was as nearly omnipres- 
ent as a mortal man could be, we became 
familiar with his look and manner. We 
soon saw that his whole heart was bound 
up in Wellesley College. We became 
aware of a personal, parental atmosphere 
about us, such as does not exist in most 
institutions. One after another, we 


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learned the pathetic story which explained 
it, a story which has been curiously paral- 
leled by that of another great educational 
cen'er, Leland Stanford University. 

Mr. and Mrs. Durant had had one little 
son, a child of unusual beauty and prom- 
ise. In his ninth year he had sickened 
and died; and it was the agony of this ex- 
perience which had turned the bereaved 
father to the true Father of all, to whom 
his devout wife had long before consecrat- 
ed herself. It was this, too, which opened 
the hearts of the sorrowing parents in deep 
and abiding tenderness to all young peo- 
ple everywhere, and led them, by many 
changing and slowly-maturing plans, to 
the founding of Wellesley College. They 
dedicated the noble park by Waban Mere, 
with its wooded hills and sunny meadows, 
to the training of other people's children; 
to "the service of God in and by the high- 
er education of women." For these adopt- 
ed daughters they built the college beau- 
tiful, with its magnificent equipment, i's 
minutely-planned conveniences and de- 
lights. And for us the remainder of Mr. 
Durant's life was poured forth like water 
in all services by which he could strength- 
en his foundation materially, intellectually 
and spiritually. 

Mr. Durant lived to see the college in 
operation for six j^ears. During those crit- 
ical first six years he was its real exec- 
utive head; but he would take no title in 
connection with it save that of treasurer 
of the board of trustees. He would not 
allow his name to be given to this institu- 
tion, which is his only living child, be- 
cause, he said, "the college belonged to 
Christ, not to him." He is not mentioned 
even in its charter; and one of the last 
messages of his life reiterated the old, em- 
phatic denial: "Say very positively, I 

won't have any picture or bust or statue of 
me at Wellesley College. It is a matter of 
principle; the college belongs to God, not 
to me." This passionate self-effacement, 
so in keeping with the whole exquisite 
fiber of the man,- was carried into the 
smallest details. On all ceremonial occa- 
sions he was found in the background; un- 
less, indeed, he was needed at the front, 
when instantly every doubt vanished as 
to who was the master-spirit of the place. 
(Concluded on Page 7.) 


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Thursday, February 21, at 7.30, P. M., sectional prayer meetings 
— -' of -the Christian Association-. 

Friday, February 22, Holiday. 

4 to 6, P.M., reception given by the Agora Society. 
7.30, P.M., in College Hall Chapel, First Glee Club con- 

Saturday, February 23, at 7.30, P.M., in College Hall Chapel, 
Second Glee Club Concert. 

Sunday, February 24, at n, A.M., services in Houghton Memo- 
rial Chape). Sermon by Rev. F. Mason North, D. D., 
of New York. 
7, P.M., vespers with special music. 

Tuesday, February 26, at 4.20, P.M., in Billings Hall, Recital 
by students ot the Music Department. 

Wednesday, February 27, at 4.20, P. M., in BilHngs Hall, sym- 
phony lecture by Professor Macdougall. 


President Henry Churchill King of Oberlin College preached 
a sermon in Houghton Chapel on the Day of Prayer which 
roused uncommon and wide-spread admiration. All who had 
the privilege of hearing him and those who unfortunatelydid not, 
may be interested in a brief statement of the main points in 
the morning sermon. 

"The Significance of Jesus Christ to the Modern Mind." 

1. Christ is the greatest in the greatest sphere that of the 
moral and" spiritual; and this by common consent of all men. 
As Fairbairn says "Christ is transcendent among founders of 

2. Christ alone is the sinless and non-penitent one. No 
othei ever intelligently made this claim; for no other was it ever 
intelligently made. 

3. With the highest of all ideals, Christ consciously rises to 
that ideal, and compels us to admit that he does. This is a fact 
unparalleled in the history of the world. 

4. Christ has such a character that we can transfer it featuie 
by feature to God with no sense of blasphemy and no sense of 

5. - Christ is consciously able to redeem all men. 

6. Christ has such God-consciousness and such sense of 
mission as would topple any other brain the world has ever 
known into insanity, but which simply keeps him normal, 
rational, living the most wholesome and simple and noble life 
the world has ever seen. 

7. Christ is the only person in the history of the race who 
can call out absolute trust. 

8. Christ is the only life ever lived among men in whom God 
certainly finds us and in whom we certainly find God. 

9. Christ is the ideal realized. What is there that one would 
add to, what that one would take away from the life of Christ 
that it might be more completely than it is the ideal realized. 

Students intending to teach will be glad to know that visits 
are soon to be made to the College by representatives of various 
agencies. Mr. Fisher, manager of the Fisher Teachers' Agency, 
will be in the Browning Room from 4 to 6, on Wednesday after- 
noon, February 27, for the purpose of meeting students who 
are intending to register with some agency. 

Miss Emmons, manager of the business agency conducted 
by the Women's Educational and Industrial Union of. Boston, 
will be in the Browning Room from 4 .to 6, on Friday afternoon, 
March 1, and will be glad to meet students who wish employ- 
ment next year. This bureau charges no fee for registration. ; 

On Saturday, February 9, the Boston Wellesley Club held a 
banquet at Hotel Vendome. Following are the toasts: 
The Early Days, Associate Professor Montague 

"Instructed by the antiquary times 
She must, she is, she cannot but be wise." 
The College "Life" of to-day, Associate Professor Edwards 

"But sports and pastimes are my chief elective " 

The Greatest Need of the Modern College, Professor Calkins 

"Fasten your ear to my advisings." 

Julia Sterns, formerly of 1908, has been visiting at college. 
She is going abroad this week. 

Elizabeth Perry, formerly of 1908, is going abroad this week. 

On Friday, February 22, the usual celebration and good fun 
will take place in College Hall Center. 

Miss Clara Giffin entertained "The Scribblers' Club" at the 
Agora House, Friday evening, February 15. Miss Laura Hib- 
bard read. 

Miss Elizabeth McMillin, 1908, left college last week, she wil] 
return after Mid-years next year. 

At vespers, on Sunday evening, February 17, a memorial 
service was held for the founder of the College, Mr Henry Fowle 
Durant. An address was made by Mrs. Florence Morse Kingsley , 
1876-79. The service commemorated Mr. Durant's birthday. 

The Artist Recital planned for Monday evening, February 18, 
was not given on account of the illness of Madame Schumann- 

The Cross Country Club nut at the East Lodge, Monday 
afternoon, February 18, for a walk to Morseville. The return 
trip was made through Natick. 



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This column will contain items concerning Alumna?, former 
students, and past and present members of the Faculty. Other 
items will occasionally be added which are thought to be of es- 
pecial interest to the readers of the Alumnae Notes. 

The following, written by Miss Susan A. Searle, 1881, is 
taken from "Mission News," published in Kyoto, Japan, Jan- 
uary 15, 1907. Miss Searle has been for many years the hon- 
ored principal of this school, a fact which she modestly veils 
under the use of the third person. 


?r ~0n Monday morning, November 19th, at the close of chapel 
exercises, the whole school formed in procession, each acade- 
my class led by its Bible teacher, and took up the line of march 
foh the new academy building. A long procession it was, more 
than two hundred strong, that passed over che new road not 
too steeply inclined, between the serving building and the 
servants' quarters, across a narrow street to the upper lot. When 
ali's'tood in order under the roof of the students' entrance, the 
principal, standing in the doorway, led in a short prayer of dedi- 
cation, and after singing the doxology in English; we entered 
tne'Hokokwan (Enveloping Light Building). It seemed fitting 
tha>t the Bible classes should be the first to meet in the new 

On Friday afternoon of the same week we formally bade 
Jjariewell to the old chapel building. Our only guests were 
friends who had formerly been teachers or students of the school, 
b'ur the exercises were worthy of a larger audience. At least 
one former student would not leave till she had gone into 
every room of the old building, and her eyes were not the only 
t'eatful ones that day. 

We are using the largest room of the new academy building 
for a chapel, though when gathered there we are very much 
tMAvded. The college classes all meet in the Science Building., old chapel building has been torn down, and the founda- 
tions of the new one are being laid. The Christmas entertain- 
ment was held in the college gymnasium, and included a well 
rendered Christmas cantata. 

Miss Wasanabe of our faculty has been chosen president of the 
Wbman's Board of Missions recently organized by the Kumiai 

(Signed) Susan A. Searle. 

The Christmas story in Art, an illustrated article by Miss 
Eslelle M. Hurll, 1882, appeared in the Congregationalist, 
December 22, 1906. 

The Congregationalist for January 19, 1907, published 
"Naughtiness," a poem for children, by Florence Wilkinson, 


Volume XII of the University of Pennsylvania Publications 
in Philology and Literature will contain Thomas Heywood's 
"The Royall King and Loyall Subject," edited by Kate W. 
Tibbals, 18S9, Wellesley, Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania, 
i-q l c?4, recently instructor in English Literature at Wellesley. 
.J^lLouise McNair, 1896, acting principal of Hosmer Hall, St. 
L^uis, Missouri, announces the death of Miss M. H. Mathews, 
for twenty-two years principal of the school. It is gratifying 
to learn from Miss McNair that the school will continue in its 

Marion Lee Taylor, 1895, is studying for her doctor's degree 
at the University of Chicago. Her major is German and her 
mjnpr, English. 

Miss Helen W. Holmes, 1889, who has been for a number of 
y^2&rs connected with Miss Wheelock's Kindergarten Training 
School in Boston, has been this year acting as kindergarten 
supervisor at the State Normal School of Providence, Rhode 

■juMiss Harriette W. Howe, it&Sg, spent a large part of 1906 in 
travel, first in the West Indies, then in a delightful trip through 
England and Wales, and the northern countries of the continent. 
Her home in Hampton, Virginia, she hopes may welcome many 
of the Wellesley friends who go to the Jamestown Exposition. 

Miss Marie Seward, 1905, has accepted a position at Elkader, 
Iowa, to teach Science and Mathematics. 

.'.IThe Chicago Wellesley Club held its mid-winter meeting, 
December 26th, with a goodly number in attendance. The 
committee on the Library Fund reported that something more 
than $660 was solicited and contributed by members of the 
cfuli last June and that nve had cleared $218 this fall by our 
theatre benefit." (Extract from report of Miss Harriet B. Wil- 
cox, 1903, President of the Chicago Wellesley Club.) 

Miss Julia Davenport Randall, 1897, is at the South Dakota 
State Normal School, Spearfish, South Dakota. 


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There will be no Symphony Programme Recital on Wednes- 
day, February 20, 1907, because Professor Macdougall gives a 
recital at Smith on that date. 

On Tuesday, February 26, 1907, in Billings Hall, at 4.20, P.M. 
Miss Torrey of the Department of Music will give a vocal recital. 

Following are the dates of the Lenten Organ Recitals, which 
will be held once a week during Lent in the Memorial Chapel, 
this year on Thursdays instead of Wednesdays as formerly. 

February 28 

March 7 — Mr. Sumner Salter of Williams College Depart- 
ment of Music. 

March 14 

March 21 

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Since there has been so much discussion over the question of 
an open Sunday, it seems as if one more point of view would not 
be amiss. 

Everyone will agree that our present quiet Sunday is one of 
the best things we have, but would it lessen its pleasure and 
value to extend our hospitality to our friends for that one hour 
between the close of vesper service and the train back to Boston? 
Most of the men who come to vespers are from Boston and 
Cambridge, and after vespers there is nothing to be done but to 
walk, or to spend that hour in a gloomy and deserted station. 
Surely it would be much more proper, and more courteous co 
the men, to give them the advantage of our parlors until train 

If it is done in the true spirit of Student Government, many 
girls, I think, will be very grateful for the concession, no ad- 
vantage will be taken of the privilege, and our Sunday will be 
as quiet and as pleasant as it has always been. i9°9- 




(With apologies to "My Last Cigar.") 

'Twas on those seats of Billings Hall, 

A slushy winter day, 

I sat upon the varnished seats, 

And wrote my thoughts away; 

And£as the blue-book's pages filled. 

With j memories of my cram, 

I breathed a sigh to think, in sooth, 

It was my last exam. 

It was my last exam, 
It was my last exam, 
I breathed a sigh to think, in sooth, 
It was my last exam. 

I leaned upon that patent desk, 

I dipped down in my ink, 

My face was like a railroad map ; 

For scowling made me think. 

Oh, what had I, at such a time, 

To do with looking calm? 

Oh joy! my beating heart proclaimed 

It was my last exam. 

I heard the signals as they rang 
Fast drawing to the end; 
I scribbled on to question two, 
My back was all abend. 
And still the time swept madly on 
I rushed like Uncle Sam, 
I heard the bell, oh spare the tale! 
It was my last exam. 

My desk gave out with one, wild bang, 
The ink came down like sin, 
I gazed upon that blighted book, 
Where once proud ho-^e had been. 
And then I found I'd stuck quite fast 
When that desk fell with a slam. 
And on those seats of Billings Hall 
I flunked my last exam. 






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It dwells among the thronging ways. 

Where many push and shove,' 
A Voice whom there are none to praise 

And very few to love: 
A billboard that on rocky height 

Assaults the shrinking" eyei 
— Shrill as the whistle) when at night 

A train goes thundering by. , 3 ; 
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When it has ceased to : 'be; 
But when it stops a moment,, oh, 

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Mayor's Office. 
New London, Conn., February 9, 1907. 
Editor of the College News, 

Wellesley College, Wellesley, Mass. 
Dear Madam: — 

In England the college people appear to enjoy the week of 
the annual boat races as much as any week of the college year. 
The Henley offers an opportunity for the young men and young 
women of the colleges of the country to gather on the banks of 
the Thames for a few days of boat racing and good times. It is 
essentially a gathering of college people. 

It seems remarkable that this country, which in most respects 
has been so quick to seize upon and improve upon the good 
things offered by the rest of the world, should have 'ignored this 
one feature which might, perhaps, be made to contribute greatly 
to the pleasure, not only of those interested in rowing, sailing, 
canoeing and yachting, but also the graduates, the under- 
graduates and the relatives and friends of the students who 
would enjoy the events of Henley week. 

Is there a possibility that Wellesley would be interested to 
take up the matter of an American Henley with enthusiasm 
with a view of standing, perhaps with one or two of the other 
colleges, at the head of the movement so far as it would affect 
the colleges for young women? 

The Yale-Harvard boat race takes place here on the Thames 
River on Thursday, the 27 th of June. Would Wellesley con- 
sider arranging one or more events to be held here during the • 
same week? 

It is expected that in addition to the oar races there will be a 
series of races open to launches, sail-boat races, and a series of 
races limited to cadets from the war ships, which it is expected 
will be in the harbor at that time. 

An army and navy ball is planned for one evening, invitations 
to which will be carefully guarded. The college young women 
who come here for Race Week will all be welcome. 

The banks of the Thames River, near New London, would 
seem an ideal place to spend a week in June, and there is no rea- 
son which appears on the surface which should prevent an 
annual gathering here within a few years of several thousand 
college people for boat races, water sports and a week of out- 
door life and recreation by way of celebrating the close of the 
college year. 

At the present time the groups of Yale and Harvard men near 
"Red Top," with their many guests and friends, appear to have 
the best kind of a time while here on the banks of the Thames. 

There are many cottages on each side of the river which can 
undoubtedly be secured for the accommodation of the crews and 
their friends, or by groups of from five to ten students. 

At Ocean Beach on the Sound near the mouth of the Thames 
River there are a dozen or more cottages completely furnished 
which the committee is authorized to offer rent free for boat- 
race week in June to any clubs, associations or any group of 
college people who wish to spend that week in our city. 

For those who require the accommodations of a first-class 
hotel, the new Griswold, build by Mr. Morton F. Plant, on the 
east bank of the river, would offer every convenience, or the 
Pequot House on the west shore of the river. 

In your opinion is there a possibility of creating among the 
students of Wellesley some enthusiasm this first year? 

We may combine with the proposed Henley an Old Home 
Week celebration so that there will be considerable going on 
throughout the week to entertain those who visit New London 
at that time. 

If Wellesley feels like taking an interest in this matter, we 
shall then prepare letters for the other colleges for young women 
throughout the country. We are already writing Yale, Har- 
vard, Princeton and other leading universities. 
Yours truly, 

Sidney H. Miner, 


The above letter was sent to College News, and is now pub- 
lished that it may be read by the student body for whom it was 



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The goal to which he pointed us was at once deeply religious 
and broadly intellectual. His own leading characteristic was his 
white heat of religious fervor. He fought whatever he believed to 
be his Lord's battle with the fiery zeal of a Boanerges, a crusader, 
an Ironside of Oliver Cromwell. Hewasagood lover and ahard 
hater. his fellow -workers he showed an enthusiastic 
brotherliness; toward the poor, the suffering, the children whom 
he sought to lead to their Father, a divine pity and tenderness. 

It goes without saying that such a man sought first to bring 
us to his master, Christ, as the beginning of all true development. 
He tried to emphasize this determination in every possible way; 
in the formal statement of the design of the college; in the Bible 
placed in its corner-stone; in the crosses on its towers; in the se- 
lection of its trustees and faculty; in the provision for extended 
study of the Scriptures; in the chapel service; in bringing emi- 
nent ministers and biblical scholars to address us; most of all in 
his own rare but eloquent sermons, and in numberless private 
talks with individual students, where he threw the whole force 
of his magnetic personality into his appeal. 

His faith in our intellectual capacity was most inspiring. 
Twenty-five years ago to believe in the mental equality of men 
and women was a very different thing from what it is now. 
Despite the noble record of Oberlin and Ann Arbor, of Mount 
Holyoke Seminary and Vassar College, the higher education for 
women was still an experiment. It seemed to be a common 
opinion in the community that we were taking our lives in our 
hands in attempting to scale with our brothers the dizzy heights 
of even the B. A. degree; ar.d wf ourselves were duly conceited 
in consequence. But when we were actually classified and 
ready for work, it was found that only a few of the students had 
been able to pass the most simplified requirements for admission 
to a college course; and in the absence of proper fitting schools, 
Wellesley had to devote the greater part of its attention, for the 
first few years of its existence, to preparatory teaching. Its 
success, however, was so great, and outside conditions changed 
so rapidly, that before Mr. Durant's death he had the happiness 
of seeing the preparatory department dropped, and the whole 
force of the college applied to its legitimate ends. Yet even in 
• the great crisis at the beginning he did not for a moment falter, 
or lower his intellectual ideal for us. 

One would like to go on and show how largely the present 
curriculum of Wellesley is the outgrowth of his keen foresight. 
Even now, when the trustees are proposing to make some radical 
advance in the method or scope of the institution's work, there 
must be some among them who recall his wish for just such an 
advance, or his initial steps in the self-same direction. 

In all Mr. Durant's intercourse with the students there was 
little respecting of persons. He was a real democrat, a practi- 
cal Christian, in holding every human soul to be precious and 
sacred, aside from any consideration of race or circumstances. 
Money, in particular, did not count with him. He himself had 
been a poor boy struggling for an education. He knew by ex- 
perience that active and ambitious minds are found more often 
among the poor than among the rich. His natural fastidiousness 
was overborne by the current of ^his'' burning sympathy with 
all true aspiration ; and when he went beyond the line of impar- 
tiality, it was apt to be in championing the less favored of his 
flock. It was among his strongest desires that Wellesley should 
offer its opportunities first of all to poor girls. Who that heard 
it can ever forget his impassioned pleading in^their behalf, 
or the characteristic recklessness of his "One calico girl is worth 
a dozen velvet girls!" 

In the lighter and more esthetic phases of the college life, no 
less than in its deeper interests, he was in his element. While 
he was building the college he was determined that it should be 
not only fitted for its practical ends, but also as exquisite as 
possible in every detail. The visitor to Wellesley sees every- 
where the fruits of this principle, from the preservation of noble 
landscape effects and the high grade of the general architecture, 



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down to such details as the great basin of tropical plants in the 
central hall, and even the patterns of the balustrades. 

Mr. Durant loved pictures, and knew a great deal about them. 
He was always on the lookout for fine paintings for the college, 
and it was by his wish that many of the artistic treasures there 
were scattered about where the students might enjoy them 
daily, rather than shut up in a gallery or museum, which would 
require a special visit. ->■) 

It was one of his particular pleasures to surprise us with 
some new picture. "I have a secret to'tell you," he would say 
to one of us, with finger on lip and eyes brimming with delight ; 
"there's a new picture coming at such a time, and we're going 
to hang it here," — indicating a reserved space. "Come and 
see how you like it. But you mustn't tell; I want to surprise 
the girls. Remember, not a word now." Whereupon his 
confidante would go about with a proud sense of superior knowl- 
edge, until she found out that one after another of her friends 
had been informed likewise, because the big fatherly heart 
absolutely could not keep its enjoyment to itself. 

The students who loved poetry found in him an inspiring com- 
rade and guide. He seized with a sure instinct on real imagina- 
tive power wherever he found it. He told us how, as a young 
man, he had come across a volume of Mrs. Browning's poems, 
long before they were generally read in America ; how eagerly he 
had devoured them, and how ever since he had loved and hon- 
ored the great woman-singer. He fitted up a beautiful recep-. 
tion-room in her honor, enshrining her bust by Story. 

Mr. Durant particularly wished the Wellesley girls to enjoy to 
the full the outdoor glories of their college home. On our oc- 
casional walks with him, he would point out all sorts of beauti- 
ful details; the lights and shadows on the lake, the changing 
loveliness of the trees, the hush of the groves, the chipmunks 
and squirrels that were not frightened away by friendly feet. 
He desired that we should spend some time every day in the 
open air, and urged us to join in the outdoor sports which he en- 
couraged by his presence and his help. In much of our inter- 
course with him we could not help feeling that he saw in us what 
we might be, rather than what we were, but I think his chival- 
rous courtesy stimulated in us the desire to be worthy of it as 
nothing else could have done. 

He had a passion for flowers. Once, in his own home, after a 
day of exacting toil, he stood looking with whimsical tenderness 
at some roses. "If a fellow hadn't anything better to do," he 
said, "it would be nice to be a rose." The Wellesley violets will 
always breathe sweet thoughts of him, for he loved them best of 
all. He liked to have us scour the woods and fields for the va- 
rious wild flowers, and one year he had hundreds and hundreds 
of crocuses and snowdrops planted on the eastern slope of the 
college hill, that the girls might "have all they wanted of them." 

One could go on almost endlessly, enumerating such lovable 
kindnesses. But enough has been said, perhaps, to show how 
his exquisite fatherliness found vent in "the charities that 
soothe and heal and bless," and that are such significant factors 
in human life. 

"The old order changeth, yielding place to new." Students 
will enter Wellesley College who have never heard its founder's 
name, as he, in his noble modesty, made it possible. But we 
believe that his influence will always be mighty there, and that 
the ideal which he set before the young institution will be in all 
essentials the ideal of its future, as it has been that of its brief 
but eventful past. 



On Monday evening, February n, Miss Katherine R. Petit 
and Miss May Stone, Wellesley, '98, spoke in the Faculty Parlor 
in a very charming and entertaining way about the Mountain 
Whites of Kentucky and their "Log Cabin" Settlement at 

This district is a large unknown one in Eastern Kentucky, 
covering ten thousand square miles, and having a population 
of four thousand people. Kentucky is a large state and this 
portion is one-fourth of the whole, or more significant, covers 
more space than the state of Massachusetts. Miss Petit said 
their interest was first aroused in this part of their state by the 
newspaper accounts of a seven-years' feud, where all the avail- 
able fighting men in the district had been killed off. So, just 
for curiosity, they visited this strange region. They found 
these people, however, of the same stock and descended from as 
aristocratic ancestors as their more fortunate and advanced 
countrymen in the western portion of the state; but when the 
former had come from Virginia through the Cumberland Gap 
they had stopped in the mountains while the others went on. 

In the very early days a Methodist Circuit Rider would con- 
duct a school for about two months in a district and then move 
on, but only one member of a family could usually attend his 
school. Now there are district public schools carried on from 
July first until the fall rains and cold weather set in; but the 
teachers of these schools are simply the uneducated mountain 
boys and girls. Some of these teachers know nothing more in 
arithmetic than the multiplication table, and Miss Stone told of 
how, out of fifty-six, none opened their schools with devotional 
exercises, only seven knew the Lord's Prayer, many never 
even having heard of it or knowing where it came from, and 
only two or three of the number owned a Bible. Most of these 
teachers, moreover, had never seen an American flag. In one 
case a woman told Miss Stone she had been going to school for 
seven years but then stopped as she became tired of one and the 
same book, a Second Reader. Visiting one of these schools, 
Miss Stone found it conducted in a very old one-room log cabin 
with two small windows. There were no desks, only a bench 
and a few broken chairs, so most of the fifty children sat upon 
the floor. The primary reading class of five had one book for 
the class and teacher. 

Realizing the great opportunity of such an opening where the 
people spoke in the language of Elizabethan England, and where 
they counted Christmas as coming on January sixth, as it had 
been computed when their ancestors left England, Miss Petit 
and Miss Stone determined to start a settlement in this un- 
known district. They had found here families of ten or twelve 
living in a one-room log cabin; they had found them barely 
getting the poorest kind of a living from the barren land, raising 
sheep to shear, spin and weave their wool to make their clothing, 
eating for the most part bacon and corn bread and always sleep- 
ing at night in their clothes. 

The question came up where to settle and while they were de- 
ciding it, one day an old man, eighty-four years old, came 
twenty-four miies, bare-footed, to beg them to "put at" at 
Hindman in Knott County, in a beautiful valley at the Forks of 
Troublesome Creek, forty-five miles across the mountains, and 
up narrow rough streams from the railroad, the most remote 
county in all the Southern Mountains. This old man told 
"how the people'll never know nothing unless you learn them." 

So, in August, 1902, the W. C. T. U. Settlement School at 
Hindman started, Miss Petit and Miss Stone living in tents 
during the building of their four log cabins, which was an under- 
taking, as they themselves had to measure and mark the trees 
in the forest and superintend the building, getting up for several 
months at 3 o'clock in the morning and not stopping work often 
until nine o'clock at night. The Settlement now is doing a 
large work and having great influence upon all the lives of the 
people in a religious, industrial and educational way. In the 
school they have kindergarten, primary, intermediate, sec- 
ondary and industrial departments, the latter including wood- 

This space reserved for A. Shuman 

work, sewing, cooking, basketry, school gardening and nursing. 
The one trained nurse is teaching the people to live hygienically 
as well as healing them. May Young, nine years old, holds the 
Wellesley Scholarship at the school, and Miss Stone described 
her as pretty and attractive and giving great promise. 

Those who heard Miss Petit and Miss Stone only wish all the 
college might have heard them personally tell many funny 
stories and of this work among these strange, antiquated people 
in the midst of our own civilization, — people who do not know 
but that they are living in Africa, as two boys of sixteen and 
nineteen years old thought when they came to school, and who 
have never heard of any country called the United States. 

Art Exhibitions Now Open in Boston. 

Copley Hall: 
Boston Art Club; 
St. Botolph Club: 
Kemball's Galleries: 
Vose's Galleries: 
Doll & Richards: 

Dunton & Gardener's: 
Cobb's Galleries: 
Williams & Everett's: 
Rowland's Galleries : 
Gill's Galleries: 

Arts and Crafts Exhibition. 
Water Color Club Exhibition. 
Mr. Murphy's Pictures. 
Paintings by Weissenbruch. 
Pictures by De Bock. 
Mr. Smith's Water Colors. 
Miss Hyde's Color Prints. 
Mr. Spaulding's Water Colors. 
Pettes' Collection. 
Sale Collection. 
American Portraits. 
Opening Exhibition. 


Tremont Theater: Mary Mannering in "Glorious Betsy." 
Majestic Theater: Lew Fields in "About Town." 
Hollis-street Theater: William Faversham in "The Squaw 

Colonial Theater: Otis Skinner in "The Duel." 
Park Theater: Hattie Williams in "The Little Cherub." 
Boston Theater: "Way Down East." 


On the nights of the Glee Club Con- 
certs, Feb. 22 and 23, The Wellesley Inn 
will serve only the regular dinner. Price, 
$1.00. Hours, 5.30 and 6.30, P.M. 

Reserve tables early.